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  1. Women In STEM, the White House Wants to Hear Your Stories!

    And we do too, by the by.

    Of the many reasons why STEM fields aren't traditionally dominated by women, perceived lack of relevant role models might be the easiest to fix. After all, it's not like incredible female scientists haven't already made significant achievements in their fields ; more often, they're just not given the credit they deserve.

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  2. YL 33: The First Female Ham Radio Operators, and their Awesome Legacy

    Love, sealed with friendship.

    Historically, literacy—in its many forms—has given the marginalized a way to speak and participate in a system that previously prevented them from doing so. And while the printing press revolutionized the way writing was exchanged and shared with the world, the invention of radio as entertainment, emergency, and communication technology had a similar effect on oral storytelling. From this, ham radio, also known as amateur radio, was born as a subset of commercial radio.

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  3. Paley Center “Cracking the Code” Panel Discusses Television’s Portrayal of Women in STEM

    Could television be a force to galvanize young girls towards science, technology, engineering, and math, and is it the job of the actors and writers who work on these shows to constantly push for better representation? That was the question at the heart of Monday's Paley Center panel in New York, during which women from all over the industry came together to talk about their own experiences with STEM, their favorite scientific women on television, and what we might accomplish in the future.

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  4. This Adorable Grace Hopper Comic Is The Cutest Way To Learn About The First Lady Of Computing

    No bugs here!

    A little while ago, I wrote all about how Grace Hopper is the badassest badass to ever badass in computer science. Now, illustrator Pablo Stanley has written and illustrated his own comic about why Amazing Grace deserves all your love.

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  5. The Mary Sue Interview: Elizabeth Henstridge Talks Agents of SHIELD and the Importance Of Science

    On Tuesday night, the Paley Center for Media in New York hosted a fascinating event called "Cracking the Code: Media Portrayals of Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math." We'll let you know what each of the amazing panelists had to say on that topic later this week, but given last night's exciting Agents of SHIELD's midseason finale, it only felt right to give Dr. Jemma Simmons herself the spotlight to talk about her role as a confident female scientist.

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  6. Watch Marvel’s Elizabeth Henstridge, Aisha Tyler, & More Discuss the Media’s Portrayal of Women in STEM

    In association with Girls Who Code, the Paley Center in New York presents an evening talking women in science, technology, engineering, and math with some women you may know and love.

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  7. New Verizon Video Shows The Joy That STEM Can Bring To Girls

    Error 404: Weak women not found!

    In this new video, Verizon shows off its STEM programming and reveals what happens when young women are given a chance to fall in love with science and tech. (Spoiler alert: great things.)

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  8. Jane Goodall And John Oliver Named Some Chimps On Last Week, Tonight [Video]

    Poo-throw Wilson is actually the name of my band.

    As part of his ongoing Great Minds: People Who Think Good series, John Oliver had Jane Goodall on his show last night to discuss giving a chimp a monocle (an absolute no, apparently), the most efficient way to eat a banana, and, of course, poo.

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  9. Carnegie Science Center Makes Less-Than-Optimal Programming Choice For Girl Scouts

    Hey, at least it wasn't cookie making, right?

    I have immense respect for the Carnegie Science Center. The Institution does a lot of admirable work, and I can only imagine the intricate decision process involved in coordinating its programs. But big organizations are bound to make mistakes sometimes, right?

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  10. Hubble Program Admits Double Standard, Journalists Concerned About Female Cosmonaut’s Hair

    One small step for man, two giant leaps back. One small step, two leaps back.

    In space, no one can hear your bias, but on Earth you better check your privilege.

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